Intermediate Practical Journalism: Print/Online (Joint honours)

The details
Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies
Colchester Campus
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 5
Thursday 08 October 2020
Friday 02 July 2021
05 June 2020


Requisites for this module
LT135 and LT138 and LT144



Key module for

BA P590 Journalism and Modern Languages,
BA P550 Journalism and Criminology,
BA P551 Journalism and Criminology (Including Placement Year),
BA P552 Journalism and Criminology (Including Year Abroad),
BA P540 Journalism and Sociology,
BA P541 Journalism and Sociology (Including Placement Year),
BA P542 Journalism and Sociology (Including Year Abroad),
BA P520 Journalism with Business Management,
BA P510 Journalism and English Language,
BA P511 Journalism and English Language (Including Placement Year),
BA P512 Journalism and English Language (Including Year Abroad),
BA P530 Journalism and Literature,
BA P531 Journalism and Literature (Including Placement Year),
BA P532 Journalism and Literature (Including Year Abroad),
BA P570 Journalism with Human Rights,
BA P571 Journalism with Human Rights (Including Year Abroad),
BA P572 Journalism with Human Rights (Including Placement Year),
BA P580 Journalism and Politics,
BA P581 Journalism and Politics (Including Placement Year),
BA P582 Journalism and Politics (Including Year Abroad),
BA P525 Journalism and Liberal Arts,
BA P526 Journalism and Liberal Arts (Including Placement Year),
BA P527 Journalism and Liberal Arts (Including Year Abroad),
BA P515 Journalism and Philosophy,
BA P516 Journalism and Philosophy (Including Placement Year),
BA P517 Journalism and Philosophy (Including Year Abroad)

Module description

This module develops the technical and production skills you learned in Year 1. It runs alongside, and is complementary to, the Multimedia Journalism module that you will also take in your second year. It enables you to examine in more detail the individual characteristics and technical requirements of different media, and to start producing radio, television and more advanced print and online content, both on your own and as part of a team. You will learn how to use appropriate editing software, and to produce engaging and dynamic content in each medium.

Module aims

The aim of this module is to help you become a technically-accomplished multimedia operator. It will enable you to understand and acquire and develop technical and craft skills required for print, online radio and television, and to produce content of a high standard in each medium.

Module learning outcomes

By the end of this module you will:
1. have learned how to use to an advanced standard a range of editing tools for print and web, and to have acquired a working knowledge of broadcasting production tools
2. be producing a range of content, by yourself and in teams, across all media.
3. Contributing to the production of relevant, varied and interesting web content which will be publicly available, radio bulletins and programmes which will be broadcast across the campus on a regular basis, and a regular television magazine programme, which will also be available across the campus. Your class will be an active presence on social media.
4. be familiar with, and have practical experience of, the different roles and functions that make up the production process in each medium.

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

A weekly two hour class. There will be classroom sessions covering individual media (Television, radio, print, online, social networks) and these will be coordinated with the training of editorial skills in the companion Multimedia Journalism module. Learning will be a mixture of teaching and practical application, with a strong element of mentoring, supervision, advice and feedback from journalism staff.


  • Anna McKane. (2014) News writing, London: SAGE.
  • Anna McKane. (2006) News writing, London: SAGE Publications.
  • Wynford Hicks; Sally Adams; Harriett Gilbert; Tim Holmes; Jane Bentley. (©2016) Writing for journalists, Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.
  • Wynford Hicks. (2013) English for journalists, Abingdon: Routledge.
  • Tim Holmes; Wynford Hicks. (©2016) Subediting and production for journalists: print, digital, social, London: Routledge.
  • Wheeler, Sharon. (c2009) Feature writing for journalists, New York, NY: Routledge. vol. Media skills
  • Randall, David. (©2016) The Universal Journalist, London: Pluto Press.
  • Emma Lee-Potter. (©2017) Interviewing for journalists, New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Smith, Jon; National Council for the Training of Journalists (Great Britain). (2007) Essential reporting: the NCTJ guide for trainee journalists, Los Angeles: SAGE Publications.

The above list is indicative of the essential reading for the course. The library makes provision for all reading list items, with digital provision where possible, and these resources are shared between students. Further reading can be obtained from this module's reading list.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework   Portfolio of print and online work    100% 

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%


Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Mr Paul Anderson, email:
Paul Anderson, Anthony Clavane
LiFTS Admin Team –



External examiner

Mr Richard Evans
City, University of London
Programme Director, UG Journalism
Available via Moodle
Of 223 hours, 57 (25.6%) hours available to students:
166 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).


Further information

* Please note: due to differing publication schedules, items marked with an asterisk (*) base their information upon the previous academic year.

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